Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds attend 'The Adam Project' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 28, 2022 in New York City.

(L to R) Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds attend 'The Adam Project' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 28, 2022 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Netflix.

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  • Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy are developing an untitled heist movie.
  • ‘Cruella’ writer Dana Fox came up with the concept.
  • Netflix has nabbed the rights to the potential movie.

Looks like Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy just can’t get enough of working together. Not content with collaborating on ‘Free Guy’, ‘The Adam Project’ and ‘Deadpool 3’ (which resumed filming last month), the pair has now picked up another new project.

Right now, Levy is aboard to direct and Reynolds to produce, but it’s a fair bet that if they end up happy with the script, the ‘Deadpool’ actor will end up starring.

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What’s the new project that has Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy attached?

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(L to R) Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy at a Netflix event. Photo by Noam Galai.

The exact story details for this one are under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter has learned that it’s a high-concept globally set caper flick a la ‘Ocean’s Eleven’. We’re sure it’ll open up opportunities for Reynolds to deploy his trademark wit and quips, but again, it’ll depend on the script as to whether he commits to star, even with Levy serving as director.

Dana Fox, who has written movies such as ‘Cruella’ and ‘The Lost City’, came up with the basic idea and has developed it with ‘X-Men’ veteran Simon Kinberg, who will also produce via his Genre Films company.

It’ll be a while before this one is ready to shoot, let alone find a release date, as Fox has yet to write the script.

And both Reynolds and Levy have busy schedules –– beyond the third ‘Deadpool’, Levy has to work on the final season of ‘Stranger Things’ and a variety of other potential shows/movies as both producer and director.

Reynolds, meanwhile, has a second ‘Red Notice' movie, new action comedy ‘Calamity Hustle’ (which will co-star Channing Tatum and has been grabbed by Amazon Studios) and various other projects, including the next season of TV soccer doc ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ on his to do list.

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Where has the new movie landed?

Shawn Levy attends 'The Adam Project' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 28, 2022 in New York City.

Shawn Levy attends 'The Adam Project' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 28, 2022 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Netflix.

Netflix –– which of course produced ‘The Adam Project’ and already has the aforementioned Reynolds-starring ‘Red Notice’ movies, was quick to snap this one up after a competitive bidding situation that included studios and other streamers.

It’s hardly surprising that the company wants to stay in business with Levy and Reynolds given that they’ve both worked on plenty of projects there. But it’ll certainly have to be patient waiting for this new one.

‘Deadpool 3’, meanwhile, is currently on track to hit theaters on July 26th. Before that, we’ll see Reynolds in John Krasinski’s live-action/CG family fantasy comedy ‘IF’, which is out on May 17th and has a trailer online.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in 'Deadpool 3.'

(L to R) Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in 'Deadpool 3.' Photo courtesy of Ryan Reynolds Instagram account.

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